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Old December 11 2013, 02:59 AM   #2146
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I hadn't expected that, though. If he was going to die, I expected him to die succeeding. It was just so cold blooded.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:03 AM   #2147
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I hadn't expected that, though. If he was going to die, I expected him to die succeeding. It was just so cold blooded.
Are you familiar with the works of Joss Whedon?
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Old December 11 2013, 03:05 AM   #2148
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Well, we didn't see the body, so there's always a chance for a return. But I get the impression that they're adding another angle to Skye with this, since she seems to have been set up as the new surrogate parent.

Was hoping we'd get something substantial about Coulson's situation this episode, but all we got was the previews for next time.

Anyone getting the impression that maybe Po is the clairvoyant and there's a multiple personality/compartmentalization thing going on?

Or maybe Po has one of those eye things and communicates with the clairvoyant that way...and the "clairvoyant" got his name because he's the one watching everybody on Candid Eyeball...?
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Old December 11 2013, 03:08 AM   #2149
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Who is Po?

My guess is Ian Quinn (the guy on Malta). Two reasons. One, they suggested he might not be clairvoyant and hinted it's someone with a lot of financial resources. Two, more of these episodes are interconnected that I originally thought, so I don't see why that one wouldn't be either.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:11 AM   #2150
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Po is the guy they broke from prison who contacts the clairvoyant, unless I misunderstood his name.

EDIT: Just checked on IMDB, the character's name is Edison Po.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:15 AM   #2151
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OK. I think the likely explanation is that he is being controlled as well (given his fear of being involved with Reyna and the fact that he had to stab someone previously). This seems like there needs to be somebody on the outside to run the whole thing, although who knows.

Does anyone think we'll get all the answers for Coulson next time? It seems there will be flashbacks, which suggests at least greater information, but there also seems to be scenes in that trailer of him looking at pictures of himself trying to find more info.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:16 AM   #2152
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Po is the guy they broke from prison who contacts the clairvoyant, unless I misunderstood his name.

EDIT: Just checked on IMDB, the character's name is Edison Po.
Oh, I assumed it was Poe.

I Googled "Edison Po" to see if he was a pre-existing Marvel character, but apparently not. The top hits were either about the show or about the Edison, NJ Post Office.


This was a pretty strong episode, with a lot happening. J. August Richards was amazingly good here. He got to show a lot more range and depth than he did as the angry, unstable Mike in the pilot. And though I could see his fate coming a mile away, the manner in which it happened was still quite startling.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:16 AM   #2153
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Oh, I'm sure they'll tease Coulson's story along, but to do that, they have to give us something....
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Old December 11 2013, 03:41 AM   #2154
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Simmons is a perve.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:44 AM   #2155
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As long as they dont show Coulson driving again. The man was whipping the wheel around like it was fast and furious time.
A solid episode this week with much misdirection as to the bad guys actual goal.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:52 AM   #2156
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One thing that threw me, since it involved my home state, was the "University of Ohio" in Cleveland. There's an Ohio University, but it's much further south in Athens, OH (and Ohio State U. is in Columbus). Cleveland is home to Case Western Reserve University as well as Cleveland State University. I don't know why they felt they needed to make up an imaginary university, since it was such a minor part of the story and they didn't paint it in a negative light.

They used a fictional lottery name too, but that's more understandable, since the Ohio Lottery's logo would be trademarked.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:54 AM   #2157
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Universities aren't trademarked?
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Old December 11 2013, 05:06 AM   #2158
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I dunno, are they? Fringe was largely set at Harvard. Lots of TV shows mention real universities; for instance, in Gilligan's Island, Mr. Howell was proud of being a Harvard man and had a low opinion of Yale graduates. Eureka often mentioned MIT and other real universities.
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Old December 11 2013, 05:13 AM   #2159
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Fair enough, I have no idea.

One thing that was interesting was what they chose on the previously. It seemed they wanted everything to be explained to a new viewer, but not everything necessarily was included in the previously clips. For example, they were able to keep the Eye Spy connection a secret because Michael Peterson could be audience surrogate. On the other hand, there was no realistic way to explain what Level 7 was through characters who would all know, so they had to include that as a clip (even for just the little bit of dialog).
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Old December 11 2013, 05:16 AM   #2160
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Calling a university campus a made up name is fine.

Calling a real university campus the name of another real university is a horse of another colour.
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